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First full moon of 2022 lights up the night sky over Britain in spectacular pics

BRITAIN’s skies have been illuminated by a Wolf Moon today as stargazers are treated to spectacular sights.

The annual lunar phenomenon – which occurs every January – was visible to many during the early hours as stunning photos captured the moon’s visibility across the country.

A giant wolf moon has been illuminating Britain's skies throughout the day

A giant wolf moon has been illuminating Britain’s skies throughout the day
The bright star lit up behind Big Ben

The bright star lit up behind Big Ben
Earlier in the day it appeared next to St Paul's Cathedral

Earlier in the day it appeared next to St Paul’s Cathedral
The Shard was another famous monument to be graced by the moon's natural light

The Shard was another famous monument to be graced by the moon’s natural light
Away from the capital, the Wolf moon emerged over Stonehenge

Away from the capital, the Wolf moon emerged over Stonehenge
Eager stargazers were treated to a full view as it emerged over Glastonbury's St Michael's Tower

Eager stargazers were treated to a full view as it emerged over Glastonbury’s St Michael’s Tower
Even as day broke, the moon loomed large in Derbyshire

Even as day broke, the moon loomed large in Derbyshire

Amazing snaps caught the first full moon of 2022 as it rose over city monuments including St Paul’s Cathedral and Big Ben.

في أثناء, hikers were able to see the moon in all its glory as it appeared over the likes of Stonehenge and Glastonbury’s St Michael’s Tower.

And this evening stargazers have been urged to get out to see the lunar spectacle where visibility is said to be at its best.

The rare Wolf Moon also be at its largest during the night but will continue to look big tomorrow.

A Super Moon is a combination of two different astronomical effects.

It’s when a new or full Moon coincides with a perigee – the Moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.

A Moon has to come within 90% of its closest approach to Earth to be formally defined as a Super Moon.

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That means the Moon needs to come within 224,865 miles of Earth and be a full Moon to boot.

The name Full Wolf Moon is associated with early Native American tribes.

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The group are said to have observed hungry wolves howling outside their camps around the same time of year as this phenomenon.

The lunar event is also referred to as the Moon After Yule and the Old Moon.

The annual moon was captured rising above a wolf statue in Hunstanton, Norfolk

The annual moon was captured rising above a wolf statue in Hunstanton, Norfolk
It reportedly appears larger in certain places and at certain times

It reportedly appears larger in certain places and at certain times
A cable car passes in front of the moon as it crosses the River Thames

A cable car passes in front of the moon as it crosses the River Thames
في أثناء, a plane flies past the huge moon in West London

في أثناء, a plane flies past the huge moon in West London

How to spot the Full Wolf Moon

To spot the Wolf Moon at its fullest you should look for it again this evening. (كانون الثاني 17).

If there’s no clouds, it should be visible in an easterly direction from the afternoon but will be more visible after sunset when it gets dark.

In the UK you should look around 7pm because as it gets higher it will appear smaller.

The Wolf Moon will then reportedly peak at 11.48pm.

Issuing advice for stargazers in his full moon guide for January and February, NASA’s Gordon Johnston urged stargazers to see the phenomenon when can.

Stay warm, but when the sky is clear, take advantage of these early nightfall’s and late sunrises to get out, look up, and share the wonders of the sky," هو قال.

The different type of moons

Here are some of the most interesting moon phases and when to see them

أ Blue Moon refers to the occasion when a full Moon appears for the second time in the same month, this is very rare.

ال Harvest Moon appears around the time of the autumnal equinox when farmers tend to do their main crop harvesting.

أ سوبرمون appears when it is at its closest point to Earth and therefore at its brightest.

أ Blood Moon occurs during a total lunar eclipse.

Each month of the year actually has its own special full moon phenomenon, they are as follows:

  • كانون الثاني: Wolf Moon
  • شهر فبراير: Snow Moon
  • مارس: Worm Moon
  • أبريل: Pink Moon
  • مايو: Flower Moon
  • يونيو: Strawberry Moon
  • تموز: Buck Moon
  • أغسطس: Sturgeon Moon
  • شهر سبتمبر: Full Corn Moon
  • اكتوبر: Hunter’s Moon
  • شهر نوفمبر: Beaver Moon
  • ديسمبر: Cold Moon.

Stunning close-up of full ‘Wolf Moonrising in Kent, المملكة المتحدة